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Russia has no confirmation on alleged terrorist attacks

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Russia has no confirmation on alleged terrorist attacks

Moscow, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, expressed today that his government did not receive any confirmation of the information given by the U.S. embassy in this capital about alleged terrorist attacks in different cities and regions of the country.
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At a press conference after talks with his Syrian counterpart, Faisal Mekdad, the Russian Foreign Minister drew attention to the warning issued by the US diplomatic mission in the capital.

According to the communication, imminent terrorist attacks would presumably take place in Moscow, St. Petersburg, in crowded places, at train stops, Metro stations and shopping centers.

“So far, we did not receive or find any confirmation of this,” Lavrov stated.

On the subject, this morning Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov reported that the Kremlin is investigating whether signals were obtained from U.S. intelligence services about the possibility of such attacks on national territory.

The official considered it an “unusual practice” for the Washington embassy in this capital to issue a warning to its citizens about alleged possible terrorist attacks in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Russian regions bordering Ukraine.

Earlier, the U.S. diplomatic mission advised Americans in this country to be attentive to international media reports.

At the same time, it urged them to avoid crowds, inform their friends and relatives about their safety, avoid contact with strangers and “be vigilant in tourist areas and places frequented by visitors from the West.”

It also called on them to prepare an evacuation plan “that does not involve U.S. government assistance.”

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